A Road to Greener Development – China’s Story of Eliminating Freon

Ozone-depleting substances, or ODS, have posed a serious threat to the Earth’s fragile ozone layer. To mitigate the hazardous influence, in 1989, a universal agreement known as the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, entered into force. In 1991, China officially ratified the protocol. Since then, the …

Philippines Plans Manhattan-Sized Green City

The Philippines has an ambitious plan to deal with its capital’s pollution woes—build an entirely new, sustainable city 75 miles from Manila. The proposed New Clark City will be larger than Manhattan and house up to two million people, Business Insider UK reported May 9. The project’s current price tag …

Reports: World Bank Warns of Environmental Risk from Clean Energy Transition

Growing demand for metals and minerals used in clean technologies could present new environmental challenges for the planet unless decarbonisation efforts are effectively managed, the World Bank has warned. In order to meet the Paris Agreement goal of keeping average global temperature increases within 2C of warming, economies around the …

Greenpeace Praises Dubai Over Solar Energy Park Milestone

Campaign group Greenpeace has praised Dubai on the completion of the second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. Julien Jreissati, Arab World campaigner at Greenpeace Mediterranean, said the solar energy park helped bring about the realisation the era of oil and other dirty energies will be …